In all of the hustle and bustle surrounding the upcoming Olympics, it’s somewhat easy to forget that a whole eventing calendar continues to tick – and this week we’ve got the most beautiful of all events (yes, I’m inserting my personal opinion here but I bet I’m not alone!) coming up: The Event at Rebecca Farm. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, and with 26 full divisions running beginning Wednesday the action promises to be nonstop.
Set in picturesque Kalispell, Montana, The Event at Rebecca Farm is the manifestation of determination to continue the legacy of the former Herron Park event while also growing the sport and creating a destination event that riders from all over the country would want to travel to. With an annual economic impact of $4.4 million, the event has become a staple for the Kalispell area and beyond – and this year promises to be one of the best in recent memory as the event welcomes back spectators.
In addition to the top-notch competition, Rebecca Farm is well-known for its dedication to its Halt Cancer at X program, launched in 2012 in memory of The Event’s founder, Rebecca Broussard. Creative fundraising is the name of the game and proceeds have enabled Halt Canter at X to award over $700,000 in grant funding to local organizations and research projects.
In short, the Broussard family has dedicated their lives and livelihoods to this event and to the overall sport, and our gratitude for their ongoing contributions will never seem sufficient.
Each year, we look forward to Rebecca Farm, having circled it on our calendars (and, for those competing, sending in entries the SECOND they open) months before. This year, we’re pleased to welcome Erin Tomson, who has contributed to Eventing Nation in the past and who is also a member of Strides for Equality Equestrians, as our boots on the ground. We’ll also be working with Shannon Brinkman Photography and Hope Carlin to bring you snapshots from Montana, and Ride On Video will be providing a free live stream of the action. Our coverage of Rebecca Farm is presented by Kentucky Performance Products.
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